The Virginia Equine Alliance’s fourth Off Track Betting (OTB) Center will open Saturday March 3rd — in Collinsville, Virginia. That town is located just outside of Martinsville and is less than an hour’s drive from Roanoke, Virginia and Greensboro, North Carolina.
The 3400 square foot facility is called “The Windmill” and is being completely renovated from the former Flying Dutchman Lounge. It will be a combination sports bar and OTB, featuring 47 televisions, ten betting stations, a full bar and restaurant serving lunch, dinner and appetizers.
The Windmill is inside the Quality Inn hotel on heavily traveled Route 220 (2360 Virginia Avenue). The hotel is known to locals as the “Dutch Inn” due to a large windmill located on the hotel’s facade. With many big Kentucky Derby prep races most weekends in March, college basketball’s March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day and Martinsville Speedway’s NASCAR weekend (March 23-35), The Windmill will be a popular destination in its first month.